Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask, special
This time weve made a beer to celebrate one of the greatest double acts know to man/woman... Bikes & Beer!
As you might have heard in 2014 Leeds is hosting the Grand Depart of The Tour de France and we thought itd be nice to mark the occasion with a super refreshing, extra fruity session pale ale.
Weve given ourselves plenty of time to perfect the beer by launching it at this years Leeds International Beer Festival which starts next Thursday 5th September and is held at the site of next years official start to the Tour, Leeds Town Hall...
The beer is a 3.9% extra pale ale using golden promise malt and dry hopped with both English and US hops, it should be perfect re-hydration after a hard day on the bike!
If youre wondering about the name...
"magic spanner The situation where a mechanic in a support vehicle will appear to be making adjustments to the bike but in reality they are giving fatigued riders a break by holding onto the car and getting a massive push-off when the commissaires get too close."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4788) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Tap @ Drygate. Hazy yellow, not much head. Cereal grain aroma. Dry citrus fruit and biscuit flavour. Bitter citrusy aftertaste. Very good bitter golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tinaccio (260) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 11, 2017
Cask at White Hart Tap, St Albans, UK. Colour is hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, grapefruit, floral, pine. Taste is light bitter. Body is light, carbonation is soft to fine. Finish is citric a light. Overall nice light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (927) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Cask. Taste is lightly tropical hops, malt caramel. Light with a dry finish. Its a solid session beer but Ill never love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2017
On cask at cloisters. Pours clear gold. Nose of resin, wood, apricot, fresh fruit. Taste is juicy, hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Cask at Cloisters. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of dried grass and grain. Flavour of sorrel and lemon. Thin body with a smooth texture. Simple and swiggable but ultimately forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (7705) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2016
Pours rather clear blonde, OK white head. Smell is rather fruity. Bit bitter. Taste is very mild , bit bitter. Some maltyness. Bit weak though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1374) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
(On tap @ Banksia) Poured at fridge temperature into a Banksia shaker reveals a mostly clear golden body with one finger of off-white head. Good rention and lace. Aroma has subtle notes of citrus, sodapop and a hint of biscuit. Slightly watery texture, light body, medium carbonation and a short, relatively crisp finish. Flavour is rather inoffensive meaning balanced, sessionable, rather unremarkable but in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1650) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2016
Dorado turbio y espuma blanca. Aromas suaves de ctricos, floral, pino. Cuerpo ligero y sabor como en aroma y amargor vivo y fresco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11962) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grassy hops, light citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malt, grass, light citrus. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice ans easy drinkable. 171016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (2086) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2016
From tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clearish golden yellow with a medium sized, creamy white head. Aroma has dry, pale malts, light fruity, piny hops, and slightly floral. very light it seems. Taste is also pretty light without being watery, light bitterness, light sweetness. Average carbonation and pleasant but anonymous body. Decent pilsner substitute i guess.

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